Dear Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
    • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
    • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
    • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (509) 485-8620 or visit our website at www.drweigand.com

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,
Richard D. Weigand, DDS

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Safe, advanced cosmetic dental treatments in Spokane WA boosts your smile without the risk

Cosmetic Dental Treatments in Spokane area

There are almost 200 general dentists to choose from in far-eastern Washington. The office of Richard D. Weigand, DDS is glad you’re here! We look forward to meeting you in person. As you might have noticed during your search for cosmetic dental treatments in Spokane WA, many dentists market products and procedures designed specifically to beautify the appearance of the smile; however, not all cosmetic treatments are delivered in the same way, and get the natural or dramatic results that you desire.

With more than 30 years of experience and credentials including attaining Fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry and the World Clinical Laser Institute, Dr. Richard Weigand is pleased to offer cosmetic procedures that are:

  • Safe – We use biocompatible, non-toxic dental materials and products that are customized to your needs, budget, goals, and personal preferences.
  • Advanced – Technologies such as laser dentistry and Invisalign to promote comfortable dentistry, and a more pleasant chairside experience.

Teeth whitening, the Dr. Weigand way

You may have rushed to the store to buy the latest kit, toothpaste, or strips marketed to whiten stained teeth. The results may have been disappointing, or you may have experienced sensitivity and irritation. Dr. Weigand offers professional whitening that works, because the gels he uses contain ingredients that are proven to break up stains, and that are strong enough to whiten teeth. Since Dr. Weigand can adjust the strength of the whitening gel and other aspects of the process, sensitivity and other problems associated with some bleaching treatments can be managed. Moreover, Dr. Weigand can safely whiten your teeth (up to several shades) in less than an hour with in-office bleaching treatment.

Dr. Weigand’s dental materials for stunning (yet natural-looking) smile

Dr. Weigand’s dental materials for stunning (yet natural-looking) smile in Spokane area

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From cracks to chips, spacing issues to shaping needs, a variety of cosmetic concerns can be treated with dental bonding. Dr. Weigand applies his artistry and experience to prepare BPA-safe resin, which is then applied to your teeth and shaped to address your specific need for improvement. Additionally, this safe dental material may be used to replace silver-colored mercury fillings that have historically been used to treat cavities. This material is designed to look and feel like natural teeth, and to last (with proper care, of course!).

Porcelain is also stunning in terms of its beauty and strength. It resists stains, mimics a natural tooth’s translucency, and withstands the pressure from chewing and other functions. So, it’s the standard option for premier cosmetic treatment with veneers. The veneer is fabricated by skilled ceramicists in a specialized dental laboratory. After the veneer is made, it’s placed on the front of a tooth in your “smile zone.” The natural tooth is prepared to “accept” the veneer and then bonded on to the teeth for a stunning, natural effect.

A type of BPA-free plastic is also used to make the aligners that are responsible for Invisalign’s straightening prowess. Instead of braces, Invisalign patients wear a series of aligners as instructed by Dr. Weigand. These aligner trays may be removed for comfortable eating and effective brushing and flossing. Each tray in the series incrementally repositions the teeth. So, it’s a proven (and patient-approved!) option to correct crowded and crooked teeth, and a variety of bite problems.

What’s in store for your smile? Call (509) 485-8620 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weigand. He’ll create a customized treatment plan that gets results, and is uniquely, naturally and beautifully “you.”

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